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ALEC Helps Big Business Invade Local Lawmaking State By State

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. The American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its annual meeting today in Chicago, celebrating its 40th birthday. The organization is a network of conservative state legislators and some of the biggest corporate giants in the world that work together to influence local lawmaking and put the corporate agenda on the books state by state. Yet in spite of its wide reach, few citizens are even aware …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Crime The Internet & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Legal Online Poker Slowly Spreading State by State

When Nevada unveiled a trial run of legalized online poker this spring, it became the first and — so far — only state to allow the Internet version of the game since the federal government shut down a number of sites two years ago. Ultimate Poker offers an opportunity for anyone in the state to join in a poker game while sitting in their living room, with no need to make the trek to a casino. While Nevada is unique …

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Newsbreak: Pet Store Accused of Puppy Mill Cruelty [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim provides today’s “Consumer Beware” Newsbreak, with three stories about companies accused of fraud and deceptive trade practices. If you’re thinking of buying Skechers toning shoes, think twice. The Federal Trade Commission last year charged the California-based shoe company of deceptively advertising that its toning shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their bodies. Under an FTC settlement, $40 million dollars has recently been mailed to consumers, who bought Skechers toning shoes. Skechers can …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Government by Michele Bowman  
Telemarketing Robo-Calls: Still Happening, Still Annoying

The Missouri Attorney General has sued a company for making automated telephone solicitations, or “robo-calls,” in violation of the state’s no-call law.    Hello! You Have Been Selected to Be Annoyed After receiving more than a thousand complaints from people since March, Missouri AG Chris Koster is suing St. Louis-based Pure Air Inc., d.b.a. Air Duct Cleaning, and its president, Noach Palatnik, according to a press release from Koster’s office. Koster alleges that Pure Air used robo-calls to make thousands …

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Single Mom Student Wins $13 Million from For-Profit College

A for-profit college must pay $13 million for pulling a bait-and-switch on a single mother who took out $27,000 in student loans for the wrong degree then was told she had to take out another $10,000 for the correct degree. In 2009, Jennifer Kerr, a 42-year old single mother of two children, decided to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse after she saw a TV ad for Vatterott College and visited the Kansas City campus of the Missouri-based for-profit …

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